ECU Joondalup in safe hand off the pitch

ECU Joondalup in safe hand off the pitch

Posted on January 21, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup will head into the new season with new faces on and off the park, and behind the scenes the club have brought in former Perth Glory trio Mark Scanlan, Regan Arrigoni and Yianni Louizos to the conditioning and physio team.

For 25-year-old Arrigoni it’s a new challenge and he’s enjoying it. “It’s been great so far, the coaches, players and the committee have been very welcoming and I’m really enjoying the atmosphere,” he said. “I’ve worked with Mark and Yianni previously at Perth Glory, so we’ve all known each other for a few years and we think alike in terms of players health and injury prevention.”

With the long PS4 NPLWA season Arrigoni knows the importance of focusing on preventing injuries before they occur. “The boys will be playing close to 30 games over the season so we’ll continue to build the foundations over pre-season through conditioning and prehab,” he explained. “This is something we have focused on heavily in previous season’s, which had reduced the rate of overuse injuries as the season went by. This is something we’re hoping to replicate this season, and we definitely have the resources to do so.”

He has used his expertise in football at the highest level in WA, but he also likes the other round ball game. “I started my experience in sport three seasons ago through Football West NTC program, and since have moved on to Perth Glory’s 18′s & 20′s NPL teams,” Arrigoni said. “I’ve also been involved with the Perth Glory’s National Youth League program for two seasons as well. Away from football my other interest is cricket, which led me to gaining some valuable experience with Wanneroo District Cricket Club for the past two seasons.”

It’s been a long road for Arrigoni and he has a long CV. “I’ve jumped around with my qualifications a little bit – I have an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, with a focus on Human Anatomy, as well as completing a post-graduate degree in Occupational Health & Safety Management,” he explained. “I’ve since returned to re-start a Preclinical Human Biology degree, with the intention of completing my Masters in Physiotherapy.”

When asked about the player or players who has used his services the most since he joined the club he was tight lipped, but did have a word for a former Perth Glory mate. “Now that would be telling,” he said. “A number of players have niggling pains and like we said we manage them before the injury gets worse, although I’m expecting to be seeing the youthful Steve McGarry more often than not as the season goes by.”